Jean Ann Noling-Bryant
Jean Ann Noling-Bryant passed away peacefully in Destin, Fla.
Jean leaves behind four children, Doug (Brenda), Pat, Mike (Christine), Dave (Tammy); five grandchildren; and eight great-grandbabies.
Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road N.E., in Fort Walton Beach.
Carolyn Ruth Larche Sewell
Carolyn Ruth Larche Sewell, a 79-year-old New Orleans born, Mobile-raised and longtime resident of Destin, Fla., passed away Nov. 15, 2012.
Carolyn was a devout Catholic who treasured her family. She loved Mardi Gras, the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Braves.
Carolyn loved to travel, dance and play bridge with her many precious friends.
She was treasured by the Destin snowbird community. Her wonderful smile and infec-tious laughter will be missed by all.
Carolyn's love of life and strong spirit endured until the very end.
Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Olga Larche; brothers, James Clifford Larche and Milton Oriss Larche, Sr.; and grandson, Arthur J. Pond IV.
She is survived by her children, Debra Doyle, Connie Steele, Paula Griffith, Arthur J. Pond III, and Robert Pond (Elizabeth); eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church in Niceville, Fla., Nov. 20. Family will receive friends at the church from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., with Mass to follow.
In lieu of flowers please send donations in memory of Carolyn to Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church, 1028 White Point Road, Niceville FL 32578.
Funeral Services provided by McLaughlin Funeral Home, 17 Chestnut Ave. in Fort Walton Beach.
Peter Joseph Peterson
Peter Joseph Peterson, 84, was born July 24, 1928, at Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville, N.Y., to Evar Carl Gustav "Pete" and Nellie Devine Peterson. Peter attended school at Bronxville Elementary and Bronxville High School. He served his country in the N.Y. State Guard, the N.Y. National Guard, and the U.S. Navy.
Peter was preceded in death by a sister, Eileen Love of Cape Cod, Mass.; a brother-in-law, Al; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Leshik.
Survivors include his wife, Marion Louise of Destin; daughter, Barbara Anne and her husband, James Pollock, and their children Frances Marie and son Peter James and his wife Alicia Pollock of Queens, N.Y.; his daughter, Diane Marie Peterson of Destin; son, Philip Peter Peterson of Jacksonville, Fla.; son, Michael Joseph Peterson of Destin; son, Joseph James Peterson, wife Kim, their children Emily, Kenny and Abigail of Fort Walton Beach; son, Matthew John Peterson and his wife Jenene and their children William, Christian, Steven, Elizabeth, Gemma and Anna of Lutz, Fla.
Other survivors include brother-in-law, Robert Titus, and sister-in-law, Mary Francis Titus of Pasadena, Texas; and nieces, Susanne, Patricia and Kathy Love, Dorothy and Mary Alice Leshik and Patty Titus; nephews, Buddy, Charley and Terry Love, Allen, Richard and Tommy Leshik and Michael Titus.
There will be a visitation from 11 a.m. until noon Nov. 19 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with a funeral mass beginning at noon at the church. Interment will follow in Heritage Gardens Cemetery.
Heritage Gardens Funeral Home of Niceville is entrusted with the arrangements.
Michael (Mike) James Doyle
Michael (Mike) James Doyle, 70, passed away peacefully early on Nov. 14, 2012, with his family by his side, after a long battle with cancer and related illnesses.
Mike was born in Bay City, Mich., on Dec. 4, 1941, to Moran and Kathryn (Scheerer) Doyle. Mike married his high school sweetheart, Sandy, on June 6, 1964, and the two enjoyed 48 years of living, loving and traveling the world together.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary LaPrairie.
He leaves behind his brothers, Moran (Shirley) of Lansing, Mich., and Marty (Linda) of Bay City; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; sisters-in-law, Karen (Terry) Figurelle of Redmond, Wash., and Barbara (Harv Balthasar) Maxwell of Austin, Texas; and their children.
Mike's family was the center of his life and he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He always took such pride in the accomplishments of his family, whether large or small. Mike adored his wife, Sandy, who survives him.
He and Sandy were the proud parents of three children and grandparents of seven grandchildren, all of whom also survive him, Lisa (Dennis) McCarthy of Orlando, Fla., Michael (Jill) of Beijing, China, and Brett (Jessica) of San Diego, Calif. Mike loved and enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren, who lovingly called him "Papa," Connor, Lauren, Caroline and Madison McCarthy, and Georgia, Jasper and Pace Doyle. "Papa's golf cart" was the highlight of any visit to Grammy and Papa's house.
Mike graduated from St. Mary's High School in Bay City, and Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., before beginning his career in plastics sales. His career took him and his family to Detroit, Mich., Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, and Atlanta, Ga., where he lived for 27 years prior to moving to Destin, Fla., in 2004.
Mike was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church in Destin. Beyond spending time with his family, he enjoyed playing tennis and golf and watching football. Traveling the world with Sandy and family get-togethers, near or far, were highlights of Mike's life. He always looked forward to visits from his children and grandchildren. Mike never met a stranger and could always be counted on for a quick joke and a slow glass of wine, especially when sitting out on his back porch.
The Doyle family wishes to extend their thanks to numerous friends, neighbors and relatives for all of their love and support throughout Mike's battle, as well as the medical professionals at FWBMC, UAB, Sacred Heart Hospital, and Destin Healthcare and Rehab Center for their compassionate care and support of Mike and the entire family.
In accordance with Mike's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service and celebration of his life will be held next year in Destin.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to make a donation in Mike's name to The V Foundation for Cancer Research (www.jimmyv.org) or Resurrection Catholic Church in Destin.
Mike will be missed so much (but never forgotten) by his loving family and friends.